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Fatkin to present Dhiban update at MC archaeology lecture

09/26/2012
Danielle Fatkin, assistant professor of history at Knox College, will present an archaeology lecture at Monmouth College on Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the Morgan Room of Poling Hall.
           
Titled “Life in Provincia Arabia: Perspectives from the 2012 Season in Dhiban, Jordan,” the talk is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the MC Classics Department, in cooperation with the Western Illinois Society of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA).
           
Fatkin’s lecture will provide general background about the Dhiban Excavation and Development Project (DEDP), as well an update on the latest research and discoveries.
           
Current excavations have uncovered the remains of a large late Roman and Byzantine village from between the fourth and sixth centuries CE.
           
“These excavations show a greater-than-expected depth of economic and social engagement with the larger Roman world, despite the site’s seemingly marginal location at the far eastern border of the Roman empire,” said Fatkin, one of the site’s excavators.
          
More information about the DEDP is available at www.dhiban.org.